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Letter ReferenceEdward Carpenter 359/16
ArchiveSheffield Archives, Archives & Local Studies, Sheffield
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 March 1888
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToEdward Carpenter
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The Project is grateful to the Sheffield Archives, Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information Services, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Archive Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Yes, no love would be worth anything that needed cultivating. The true
2love is that which you fight against; struggle against, year after
3year, & which is always there. Which absence makes stronger. As you
4see mountain most clearly when you are a long way off from it.
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6 Don’t read this if you don’t mean to go & see Alice some day. But
7read it if you do as it will give you a little idea of the kind of
8person she is.
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10 I have been a walk along the road to the point in the wind & rain.
11Splendid. If we had a house here it would be nice to have little Louie
12Adams here & let her sit in the sun. We are having all this & other
13people aren’t. But they wouldn’t have it anymore if we didn’t!
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15 Olive
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17 Goodnight, my big brother
18 Your little
19 Donkey.
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21 It’s been pouring rain here all day. I want you so much to know &
22love great women of the kind that would help you. ^She is a brave
23strong little soul.^
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